Dear Earthling: Cosmic Correspondent (Common Deer Press, 2018)

Crankian Dethbert Jones has recently joined the Space Cadets and is looking forward to finding a pen pal from another planet so that he can earn his Cosmic Correspondent badge. When an alien from Earth responds, Dethbert learns more than he could ever imagine about his new friend and himself. Dethbert’s experiences with jealousy, puberty,…

The Boatman (Common Deer Press, 2018)

Orphaned, Isabel “Izzy” Wixon lives with her aunt at Slaughter House. Here, she’s surrounded by ghosts, a gentlemanly spider, and whatever else her mind conjures. When Izzy creates the Boatman, a monster who lures children into a sleeping sickness, she must defeat him before she joins his collection. This story shows how grief shapes minds…